"Modern History, " the final volume in Peter Bedrick Books' comprehensive new "History of the World" series, brings the series up to the present. Readers will journey through historical events including the First World War, the Great Depression, India's struggle for independence, the Cold War, and the collapse of Communism. The final pages of this book focus on modern developments in communications and consider the world of tomorrow. This beautifully illustrated six-volume series introduces children in grades 4 to 8 to the important developments in world history in a clear and accessible way. Each book: -Presents key information in historical order for easy reference. -Examines the important political, religious, scientific, artistic, and lifestyle developments that have shaped our world. - Includes timelines on every spread for quick and easy reference. -Contains 48 pages of colorful images and diagrams that depict the people and the places of the past. -Features an insightful quotation on every spread that provides the view of an important historical figure of the time.